Former Washington Football Team cheerleaders are looking for emails from former head coach Jon Gruden. They want to see the topless cheerleader photos that were shared with him. The emails have since become part of the Gruden accusations and they are requesting a full release of the findings. While the NFL investigation into the behavior of cheerleaders is ongoing, there have been reports of inappropriate behavior by team executives. A $10 million fine has been levied against WFT, and the NFL is still investigating the practices.
The NFL has already fined Washington for using racial slurs in email messages. But what do the cheerleaders want? A full investigation of the pictures is needed to find out whether any inappropriate photos were shared with cheerleaders. Former cheerleader Melanie Coburn, who worked with the Washington Football Team for 10 years, wants to see all the photos that were sent. She characterized the latest development as “despicable”.
The cheerleaders’ reaction to the rumors of inappropriate behavior by cheerleaders was bittersweet. The cheerleaders, who work for the team’s marketing department, are now expressing their dismay. Some are even angry about their treatment by fans and team members. A recent article in the New York Times outlines the situation. Some cheerleaders reacted so badly that they asked to go home. But others did not care.
The cheerleaders learned about the unofficial videos when they were paid a $1,000 a year. But that didn’t stop them from posing for photos with their private parts exposed. The videos showed cheerleaders’ nipples while they were shifting positions and their pubic areas even when their body paint was partially covered by their body. The scandal is not the cheerleaders’ fault. It was the team’s decision to publish the footage, but the videos were not approved by the NFL.
The video was created after a calendar shoot in the Dominican Republic. Both videos are set to the same soundtrack, including “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion,” and U2’s “Mysterious Ways.” In outtakes, cheerleaders stare directly into the camera. A former employee claimed that the producer of the video spliced the footage together.